mean the world to (someone)

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mean the world to (someone)

1. To be ardently loved by or exceptionally important to someone. My little daughter means the world to me—I would do absolutely anything for her. Our cats mean the world to my boyfriend—he's completely obsessed with them!
2. To be something for which someone is deeply grateful or appreciative. Thank you so much for taking care of my kids when I was in the hospital. It really means the world to me!
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She said: "Duncan was so proud of his time in the Army and it would have meant the world to him that they had come along to his funeral to recognise what he had done.
Meanwhile, Cowell even has baby names decided and it would be a tribute to his dad as he meant the world to him.
His dad meant the world to him and Simon feels the name would be a fitting tribute," a source told Daily Star.
He's had a tough time of late, the goals haven't been flowing, so to break his drought would meant the world to him.
He's had a tough time of it of late, the goals haven't been flowing, so to break his drought would have meant the world to him.
the great British public putting their money where their mouth is for a cause that meant the world to him.
A FATHER accused of murdering his son by throwing him from a hotel balcony told a Greek court today that his family meant the world to him.
He was a simple man and his family meant the world to him,'' said Reed's youngest daughter, Angela Miller.
Mr Meek, who worked as an engineer for 25 years at Coventry Radio, in Canley, is a former Coldstream Guardsman said Alison meant the world to him.